Completing our 50th giving with B1G1 🌟

Today we celebrate completing our 50th giving with B1G1! We’re grateful for the chance to contribute to impactful projects worldwide. For our 50th giving, we provided 8,334 meals to those in need in South Africa. 🍲 Partnering with The Community Chest and their Food Relief Programme has been a rewarding. The Food Parcel project, starting with […]



We are regularly surprised by prospective clients asking us whether we could “send a few CVs” for strategic leadership roles instead of running a targeted, objective-driven process to attract the best talent. There seems to be a belief that quick-fire, success-based recruitment offers broader market coverage since “more people are fighting to identify talent” for […]


Merger Announcement

Exciting merger news from Stratum International. We can now reveal that Stratum has merged with Clifton Hill Associates (CHA). CHA is a distinguished international Executive Search and Advisory firm with over two decades of combined experience in the mining industry, particularly Board and C-suite. This significant development marks the beginning of a new chapter for Stratum. […]


Giving Update

Through our partnership with B1G1, we donated:   👉 25,000 days of vitamin-A supplementation in Mozambique This project is managed by One For the World. Our support for this project prevents vitamin-A deficiency in children. Visit their website, https://www.1fortheworld.org/, for more information.   👉 87 days of bookkeeping training for women in Zimbabwe This project […]


Case Study: Community Superintendent

A junior battery metals mining company retained Stratum International to recruit a Community Superintendent in Tanzania. This dynamic, newly established role will foster strong partnerships with community leaders and government officials while facilitating positive relationships within the local community and district. The candidate needed to have a proven track record in leading, designing, and overseeing […]


Case Study: Process Manager

Stratum was retained by a new client (referred to us by a previous client), a fast-growing green metal, Urban Mining recycling company. The mandate was to attract an exceptional PGM Refinery Process Manager with a proven ability in production, troubleshooting, and debottlenecking. The Process Manager would be responsible for managing all metallurgical aspects of PGM […]


Case Study: Project Engineer

Stratum was retained by a copper junior looking to appoint a Project Engineer. The position would report directly to the CEO and work closely with the selected Engineering Consulting Firm to drive the BFS, and later manage the project from construction through commissioning to steady-state production for their Sub-Saharan greenfield, SX/EW heap leach copper project. […]


April Giving Update

April Giving Update Through our partnership with B1G1, we donated:   👉 16,667 days of access to life-saving clean water to a community in Tanzania. This project is managed by MSABI. Our donation directly benefits people in Tanzania through the provision of water or sanitation infrastructure and hygiene sensitization programs. Visit their website for more information. […]


Stratum Anniversary & Merger Announcement

4 MAY 2023 – Stratum Anniversary & Merger Announcement Today Stratum celebrates its 11th year in business. We are grateful for everyone who has been part of our journey for the last 11 years! We are also excited to announce that over the coming months, Stratum will be merging with a fellow leading boutique mining […]


March 2023 Giving Update

Stratum, in partnership with B1G1, donated 117 days of access to a safe house for children saved from sexual abuse in Nepal through our partnership with B1G1. This project is managed by World Youth International and provides the clinic with vital equipment to test and treat patients as well as protect frontline staff and reduce […]


Case Study: VP Exploration Mexico

A Mid-tier gold producer retained Stratum International to manage a search for a VP of Exploration for their  property in Mexico, aiming to extend LOM through brownfield exploration and increase resources/reserves via greenfield discoveries in the region. The ideal role was a candidate who could make an impact on a growing exploration pipeline with a […]


Case Study: Business Improvement / Technical Services Manager

Stratum was retained to recruit a Business Improvement Manager with a Technical Services emphasis for on-site deployment. A  leading gold producer in West Africa prioritized the enhancement of their flagship large-scale, multi-pit mining operations to boost productivity, decrease manufacturing expenses, and foster a transformative mindset. The Technical Services Manager needed to be able to drive […]


Case Study: Country Head LATAM

Our client, a leading copper/gold explorer/developer company, was at a transformational period in the company’s evolution. Its flagship property in Ecuador advanced towards development with the pre-feasibility study of its tier 1 asset underway. First-class in-country leadership was identified as a crucial component for the company’s success, so Stratum International was retained to hire a […]


Case Study: COO West Africa

A new Australian-based lithium junior retained Stratum International to recruit a COO to work closely with the projects team to ensure smooth commissioning and steady-state production of their West African greenfield, hard rock lithium project. This role would report directly to the MD/CEO. The company is well-positioned to capitalize on the current robust lithium market, […]


Case Study: Consulting Mining Engineer South Africa

A prominent mining client retained Stratum International to recruit an executive-level Consulting Mining Engineer for their multiple operations across Southern Africa. The ideal candidate for this role needed 20+ years of experience in mining engineering in an operational context (plus recent consultancy exposure). In addition to technical advisory to operating assets, the successful candidate would […]


December/January Giving Update

Dec/Jan Giving Through our partnership with B1G1, we donated: 👉 250 days of youth development programs to disadvantaged children in South Africa by Afrika Tikkun. This project makes a positive and dramatic impact on township youth. Youth have access to academic support and career guidance at community-based centres, Saturday schools, or specific high schools close to […]